self-ridicule

noun
self-rid·​i·​cule | \ ˌself-ˈri-də-ˌkyül How to pronounce self-ridicule (audio) \

Definition of self-ridicule

: the act of ridiculing or making fun of oneself Even in her confidences with Fanny she made a joke of her own misfortunes, and spoke of her heart ailments with self-ridicule.— Anthony Trollope

First Known Use of self-ridicule

1801, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about self-ridicule

Statistics for self-ridicule

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for self-ridicule

The first known use of self-ridicule was in 1801

See more words from the same year

Comments on self-ridicule

What made you want to look up self-ridicule? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a sum of money that is sent as a payment

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time traveler quiz which word came first
  • Which came first?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!